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Advanced Topics in Naturalization—False Claims and Voting

November 3, 2015
Audio Seminar

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  • $199.00
Presented 11/3/15
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Live Audio Seminar
SKU AS2015-11-03

U.S. citizenship is the dream of many around the world. Most lawful permanent residents apply for naturalization as soon as they are eligible. But what happens if your client has falsely represented him- or herself as a U.S. citizen in the past? What if your client has voted in local, state, or federal elections after having been registered to do so by a state’s Department of Motor Vehicles or another group? This seminar provides information on possible solutions. In addition, the panelists will address the following:

Featured Topics

  • Elements of False Claims to U.S. Citizenship
  • Contexts in Which False Claims Arise
  • Potential Defenses to False Claims of U.S. Citizenship
  • Unlawful Voting and Naturalization
  • Relief in Removal Proceedings After a Finding of Unlawful Voting


Mark J. Shmueli (dl), Takoma Park, MD
Mark J. Shmueli has served in many positions both locally and nationally for AILA. He has authored several articles including, "Protecting Immigrant Women: Benefits for Abuse Victims" MD Bar Journal (Sept./Oct. 2008) and co-authored "One Nation, Divided by Immigration: State and Local Immigration Laws in the Absence of Comprehensive Immigration Reform" MD Bar Bulletin (October 2011) and "Pitfalls in the Bewildering Legal World of the 'Criminal Alien" MD Bar Journal (July/Aug. 2006). Mr. Shmueli served on the Governor's Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, and was a co-author of its 2012 final report.

Magali Suárez Candler, Houston, TX
Magali Suárez Candler, Principal at Suárez Candler Law, Houston, TX, has been practicing immigration law for over 25 years. She was a partner and head of litigation at FosterQuan (formerly Tindall & Foster, now Foster, LLP) for over 14 years. Past Chair of the Texas Chapter, Ms. Candler is currently an EOIR Liaison Committee member. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law in Texas, and received the J. Chrys Dougherty Legal Services Award from the State Bar of Texas in 1999 for her longtime work at Catholic Charities. Co-counsel on a 2012 win at the Supreme Court, Umer v. Holder, she is licensed at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Court. Ms. Candler is a frequent speaker nationally and regionally.

Tarik Sultan, Tucson, AZ
Tarik H. Sultan has concentrated his practice exclusively in immigration law, both in private practice and as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice with the U.S. Immigration Court. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for immigration law and SuperLawyers as one of the top 5 percent in immigration law. Mr. Sultan is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He was selected as the 2012 U.S. News Lawyer of the Year in Tucson for the field of immigration. Prior to forming Wolf & Sultan P.C., he practiced in the corporate immigration practice group of a 600+ lawyer international law firm.

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The "Advanced Topics in Naturalization—False Claims and Voting" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 11/2/15.

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